The Black Friday shopping orgy got a little nasty in Southern California. Reports of a melee sent Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies to the Los Cerritos Center mall in Cerritos around 2:30 a.m.
Sgt. Ciro Racowschi tells a local wire service that a half-dozen men got into a fight in the food court, running and knocking chairs to the ground.
He says deputies contained the area and did a walkthrough but couldn't find the brawlers.
No injuries are reported.
The mall advertised a midnight opening and Racowschi says it was packed.
Elsewhere, some shopping outlets opened their doors as early as Thursday night to accommodate the crush of shoppers looking for post-Thanksgiving bargains.
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